New lighting is damaging Taj Mahal

Reports from India suggest that lighting of national monuments may not be as welcome as the tourist authorities would wish.

Along with the paying tourists, illumination of the Taj Mahal has brought with it a host of unwelcome visitors in the form of flying insects, intent on leaving their signatures on the marble facades of the building. The white marble is becoming stained with the greenish-black droppings of the insects, which is creating a huge cleaning problem for the curators. Current advice from the authorities is that the droppings should be washed off by hand, using distilled water. This is not considered to be a long-term answer to the problem.

Despite the classic night-time view of the Taj Mahal in full moonlight, when its architecture shimmers in all its decorative glory, its suggested that pressure from the tourist ministry led to the installation of the lighting. The installation flies in the face of earlier studies that concluded that night-time lighting would lead to just this problem.

Superintending Archaeologist for the Agra Circle of the Archaeological Survey of India, Bhuvan Vikram, says 'the Taj Mahal should definitely not be illuminated'.


  • Could your lighting be disturbing bats?’ The webinar takes place on Wednesday 13 April at 1pm British Summer Time and is free if you register here.



Pic: Diane Brennan

Comments 2

Effective Powerful Love Spell To Get Back Your Ex Dr.Sam Web Site Email Him Now For Urgent Love Spell You May Need My name is Cora Haley. Out of respect for you and your spells I must make this testimony know to all. I've been to other spell casters without seeing any result,all they want was after my money. I just wished I came to you earlier, i got the best from you. My ex husband was gone for a year and I went everywhere and other spell casters for help but no result until my friend introduce me to Dr. Sam. After the Love Spell was done, I finally got a calls from him. His spells worked wonders and my husband is back with full of love. It was like a miracle! He suddenly came back with flowers saying that i should for give him, i was truly flabbergasted and shocked when my husband kneel down begging for forgiveness and for me to accept him back..I'm really short of words and joyful, you are a God sent to me and my entire family.. And now i am a joyful woman once again. Thank you so much Dr. Sam. To everyone who is looking for a real spell caster contact Dr.Sam Now Read more review on his website: Email him: Or Whats-app: or call: +2347087462033

BEST ONLINE LOVE SPELL CASTER Hello everyone i am from USA I have just experience the wonders of Dr. gbojie love spell, that have been spread on the internet and worldwide, How he marvelously helped people all over the world to restored back their marriage life and get back lost lovers, and also help to win lottery. I contacted him after going through so many testimonies from different people how he help to bring back ex lover back, i told him about my husband that abandoned me about 8 months ago, and left home with all i had.. dr Gbojie only told me to smile and have a rest of mind he will handle all in just 24 hours, After the second day my husband called me, i was just so shocked, i pick the call and couldn't believe my ears, he was really begging me to forgive him and making promises on phone.. He came back home and also got me a new car just for him to proof his love for me. i was so happy and called Dr gbojie and thanked him, he only told me to share the good news all over the world .. Well if you need an effective and real spell caster contact Dr gbojie Via email: or Call or WhatsApp: +2349066410185 and also see more reviews about him on his website:

Leave your comment